Croatia decriminalises possession of drugs
Great idea! Now the long-term unemployed youth won't care.
I agree completely with this. Small amounts of marijuana or qat should indeed be de-criminalized, though they shouldn't be legal. If you want to stone your life away, so long as you don't endanger anyone else it's no skin off my fore...
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] EU-bound Croatia decided on Friday to decriminalise drugs possession, introducing fines instead of jail terms for users caught with small amounts for personal use.

Under amendments to the country's penal code, possession of drugs for personal use will no longer be a criminal offence.

"Now youngsters caught in a park with a joint will not go to prison, but pay a fine," Justice Minister Orsat Miljenic told lawmakers.

From January 1, those found in possession of drugs can be fined up to 2,680 euros ($3,503), be sent for rehabilitation or ordered to do community service.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-16